Re: CPR Training
Lynne Fitzsimmons (lynnef@MDHOST.CSE.TEK.COM)
Mon, 18 Sep 1995 09:29:15 PDT
Dr. O'Leary asks:
>Should we really be in the business of requiring CPR for MB's, or should
>we be leaving this to the Red Cross and American Heart Association?
CPR is required for many of the Cadette/Senior Interest Project Patches.
At least in our Council, some number of the trainers are ALSO certified
Red Cross CPR instructors. Our Council offers first aid and CPR training
several times a year, and girls are welcome to take the classes. (The
Council seems to have possession of lots of Annies and silver space babies,
so equipment is not a problem).
My twig-like 80lb daughter managed to do the CPR correctly for the required
amount of time. I don't think it is an unreasonable requirement at all.
Be Prepared, as we say. About 2/3 of my troop (we have 15 girls) hold
a current Red Cross Community First Aid and CPR certification. They
range in age from 12 to 14.
I would say this seems to be a difference between BSA and GSUSA. GSUSA
first aid training is always received from certified Red Cross
Instructors, while BSA first aid training does not seem to require any
certification on the part of the instructor (although the First Aid Merit
Badge done at my nephew's summer camp session was done by my brother,
an MD, and certified CPR instructor).
Lynne Fitzsimmons email@example.com
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